THE DAILY TRUMP – AUGUST 17, 2015
That is a central feature of Donald Trump’s immigration policy – kicking U.S. citizens out of this country.
So. Donald Trump has supposedly proven himself to be a “serious candidate.”
After being criticized for being all fluff and no substance, Trump has released a white paper on a single issue – immigration. Really, the proposals focus almost entirely on immigration from Mexico.
There’s not much new. This stuff is pretty much old hat from the Republicans – build a wall, more ICE agents, de-fund “sanctuary cities”….. . Trump paints himself as the outsider but his only proposal of the campaign so far is pretty much straight out of the G.O.P playbook.
The only wrinkle is that Trump would have Mexico
pay for the wall by “impound[ing] all remittance payments derived from illegal wages.” I’m not really sure how that will work. Trump would also raise fees for visas. Will this be enough to pay for the wall (which, of course, is not Trump’s idea)? Who knows? The whole discussion about The Wall is ludicrous. We know, for example, that illegal border crossings have fallen to their lowest levels in at least 20 years. Illegal immigrants aren’t entering the country that much, they’ve been here, legally and overstayed their visas or permits.
I look forward to more “serious” proposals from Trump in the coming weeks.